"Why should baseball players in Richmond consider Richmond Little League at this time?"
"What are all the things RCBA will tell us in order to NOT play RLL?"
Truth be told heading into 2022, I don't think they will if they believe it's the best thing for the development and retention of baseball participants in the sport overall. In years past, they had just put newer or weaker players on to these "Development Teams" that didn't really play anyone - other than themselves or mixed in with Single A players at time. There was really no opportunities for tournament play or perhaps being involved in an All-Star Team in the summer.
It's something we're working on with RCBA in the coming year to see how it works out subject to approval of the baseball participants and their families.